Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday—the lazy edition


I finished sewing the borders onto my Flora 9 Patch Charm Quilt last night, so the top is finished.


I love how it turned out, but somehow I don’t have enough Flora yardage for a pieced backing, and I really don’t have enough of anything to put with it except a white with peach polka dots.  I was feeling quite lazy about hunting around my stash and needed to get a couple items at Target.  $115 later, I came home with some groceries and a few things that aren’t necessities (a couple packs of Easter pencils, a new lamp for Esther’s bedroom) and I picked this up:


The yellows are a pretty good match, and for only $14.99 I couldn’t pass it up.  The Flora fabrics don’t have a stripe or a polka dot, so I think it will coordinate nicely and not look mis-matched.  This won’t be my first time using a sheet for a backing and it certainly makes the process a lot faster. 

I will be quilting this with fmq squiggles.  My walking foot stopped working about a month ago.  It will move forward a few stitches, but then the stitches get shorter and shorter until it stops advancing and just sews on top of itself which is a huge hassle for using the seam ripper.  It kept happening when I was quilting my Tangerine Tango cathedral windows by machine.  I was worried it was my machine, but all the other feet work fine.  I’ve looked into purchasing a new one, but it’s $50.  Not a big deal when I was working, but kind of an expense I’m going to put off for a little while.  So it’s FMQ only for the next few quilts.

I’m linking this post up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Jamie, that quilt top looks so nice, and fresh, and springy. I use Target sheets as well, they are such a good deal when I think of how much yardage I get for little money. Can't wait to see your FMQ, I've still not practiced it at all and so I stick with straight lines all the time.

  2. Looks great. I totally know what you mean about not working and sewing expenses.


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